A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
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Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.Written by
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The heat images of soldiers are actually one guy walking around holding a broomstick. See more »
When Stackhouse and Burnett decide to fly off-course during their recon flight, the fighter turns to the left, but when the crew of the aircraft carrier are tracking their flight on the computer map, it appears that the fighter turns to the right. See more »
Admiral, what's going on down there?
We have an F18 shot down over southern Bosnia. One pilot is suspected dead.
Who authorized the search and rescue mission?
Call it off. Stand down, Admiral.
Maybe I didn't make myself clear! We have pilots down! One is probably already dead!
Admiral, I've spoken personally to Bosnian military commanders and they assure me the shoot down was perpetrated by renegades outside of their control, attempting to disrupt the peace process.
Well of course ...
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The UK theatrical version had one dialogue substitution (removal of a single use of the word "fuck") to secure the "12" rating. For the DVD/video release, this substitution was waived by the BBFC. See more »
BEHIND ENEMY LINES (2001) ** Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Gabriel Macht, Vladimir Mashkov. Standard military action flick with Wilson as a Navy flier whose recon mission takes a turn for the worse when his plane is shot down by hostile Serbs in the Bosnian war and his attempt to be rescued by his commanding officer (the always good and crusty Hackman) despite all odds. Wilson is a fine breath of fresh air in this otherwise creaky post-Cold War kinetic yarn. (Dir: John Moore)
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